Product: AdaptDx Pro with Multiple Language Capability
Top Line: MacuLogix announced the first major software upgrade for its AdaptDx Pro portable dark adaptometer. Once the software is automatically downloaded and installed, the artificial intelligence-driven onboard technician, Theia, will provide patient instructions and user interfaces in multiple languages. The in-office technician can operate the device in one language, while selecting a different language for the patient to experience. Once the test starts, Theia takes over to facilitate a consistent testing experience using automated instructions and adaptive feedback spoken directly to the patient in their native language.
Close Up: The language options for both the device interface and Theia include English, North American Spanish, European Spanish, French, Italian, German and Canadian French. Theia is also available with a British and Australian accent. “In order to adequately serve our diverse population, health care needs to be available and deliverable in languages native to our patients,” said Julie Rodman, OD, MSc, FAAO, professor of Optometry, Nova Southeastern University. “With this update, your technician can operate the device in one language and set Theia to speak to the patient in another.”
Vital Stats: AdaptDx Pro guided by Theia measures dark adaptation in a clinical setting quickly and effectively, using an objective, functional measurement called the Rod Intercept (RI). Importantly, impaired dark adaptation as measured by the AdaptDx Pro is 90 percent specific and sensitive to AMD. As a self-contained wearable headset, the AdaptDx Pro requires no dark room or external computer.